Sep 9, 2012 12:00am EDT
republicans and the party establishment including those in congress and about candidates like michele bachmann or rick perry and the long history of the gifted remarks. it seemed to me that many of them, that is the republican establishment, was simply a phrase to condemn such rhetoric to speak in favor of social tolerance. b's leaders were not just uninformed about gay issues i think but frankly scared to death of any discussion of them and i think that plays into the hands of organized bigotry. what most analysts expected was going to be another election about economic issues and replacing much of the legislation passed by the obama administration like the election in 2010, was suddenly hijacked or the so-called values voters crowds and social issues were suddenly at the top of the republican list of priorities often getting the lion's share of attention during those endless number of debates and 2011. such as when a gay servicemember when asked a question during one of the republican debates. so in spite of the fact that in the race there were pro-gay writes candidates like congressman ron
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
polish. this was the lead. if you remember when michelle bachmann was running there were photographs of the fat -- french nails if it was appropriate the way they were shaped. then nancy pelosi when she first became speaker there resists series of snapshots wearing pearls. nobody has ever done six types of necktie is. but what you wear can send a message but four men there quickly pushed aside. more casual or uptight but dianne feinstein has fine fashion taste early in her career headed tough time to get people to think she had any understanding of the problems of sand princess go because her attire screamed she was from a wealthy part of the city. heard tire was sending a message. >> what are the other key differences women face other than men? >> there are so many. [laughter] the fact a woman needs credentials of the highest caliber where a man who just comes on to the national scene perhaps just elected senator can be seen as presidential where she needs to be a governor. with keys to the governor's mansion it is not acceptable for women to just the elected from a senate decision.
Sep 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
congresswoman michele bachmann earlier. in a moment we'll open our phone lines to get your thoughts on what you've seen and heard. particularly congressman ryan's comments. he was heckled and shouted down several times. we want to get your thoughts about the summit in june. we are going to show you congressman ryan's remarks again after your phone calls. here are the numbers. (202) 585-3885 for democrats to republicans, your number to call, (202) 585-3886. and for independence it is (202) 585-3887. first call is david, calling from rochester on the republican's line. >> caller: good morning. the big issue is jobs. as chairman 490 mentioned yesterday there are five known people on extended unemployment insurance. i offer the suggestion that the federal unemployment insurance benefits be used in conjunction with a nine, $10 per hour job to create 3 million jobs. basically that would basically at no cost. that will put $600 million a week into the economy. would've been any comments from either mr. ryan or governor romney on this concept? family next, charles, west palm beach on the democrat line.
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
will also hear from minnesota congressman michele bachmann and of course family research council president tony perkins who was the luncheon speaker at the national press club earlier this week. you can see what he had to say if you go to the video library at c-span.org. according to "the washington post" neither mitt romney nor missouri candidate ted akin are scheduled to speak at this event. is expected to get underway in just a moment. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> good morning ladies and gentlemen. we will begin in just a couple of moments. please take your seats. ♪ and. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the 7th annual al use voter summit. to kick off our meeting this morning please welcome to the stage or master of ceremonies, mr. dale burden. [applause] >> good morning everybody. we are looking forward to what i know will be one of the best we can hear the 7th annual values voter summit. well it's 2012, finally. [applause] i didn't think we would ever get here. i don't know about you but i'm ready for a national do over. does anybody want
Sep 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
to run for president of the united states. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome michele bachmann. [applause] ♪ [applause] >> thank you so much. what a wonderful morning. thank you so much. good morning. thank you for that warm introduction. it's always an honor and a thrill to be back at the values voter summit. i want to thank tony perkins and the great people at frc and before i start i just want to say a word about this concept you have heard about called the war on women, the so-called war on women. and i just want to say i think it has as much reliability and truthfulness as bill clinton's arithmetic. [applause] but this week as we have seen, there is a very real war that is going on across the world. and that is what i want to take my few moments together we have this morning. i said on the intelligence committee and we deal with the nations classified secrets. this is a real issue and as we survey the political landscape today, it feels like it's dÉjÀ vu all over again. staggering unemployment, high gas prices and a struggling economy. you would think jimmy carter was
Sep 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
jobs. todd has worked closely with michele bachmann, and together them and a few others have really pushed things that would really harm missouri families. on march 8th of 2011, todd akin said i don't like social security, i think it's a bad investment. he's gone on in this campaign to delineate what is the triple whammy to social security. not only does he not like it, he would privatize it, put it on the roller coaster of wall street. he would raise the retirement age, and he would lower the benefit. on august 18th of 2011, he said medicare was unconstitutional. and since that time he has, in fact, voted several times to voucherrize medicare, to turn seniors over to private insurance companies, to arm wrestle with them for coverage and whether their claims will be paid and make them go in their pocket for more than $6,000 a year. i believe we can lower the deficit and debt, but we will not do it, we should not do it, we cannot do it at the expense of these important programs for seniors. >> moderator: jonathan dine. dine: want to give a big chance for the missouri press associatio